Let’s just face it: People are like water- we all take the path of least resistance. Why get the old boom box out of the closet from college and plug in your phone with a cord when it’s so easy to have a whole house stereo? There are a variety of ways for the average listener or any audiophile to play all of their music on a Mac or Android device throughout the entire house and backyard, while controlling it all from their phone. Over recent years, it has become more and more affordable to control your home with a single device. Automated control doesn’t end with your music; you can also control temperature, security, electronics, lighting and more- through a single device. Outdoor media (television and music) is becoming more popular and can also be implemented with your home automation when designing.